Tomás Carruthers is Chief Executive Officer of the Social Stock Exchange (SSX). After two successful decades building and growing retail financial services companies – including ESI, which became E*Trade UK and Interactive Investor International plc – Tomás is now committed to delivering not only great returns for investors, but a positive social or environmental impact, too. Tomás is passionate about innovation in finance and is determined to bring impact investing into the mainstream.
Paul has over 25 years of experience in corporate strategy, visioning and finance, driving strategic change, innovation and performance improvement throughout an organization both organically and through M&A transactions. He has a core track record of building businesses in retail financial services, particularly in the online brokerage and online media sectors. For 9 years he worked for Interactive Investor, a regulated stockbroker and online media site. Of those 9 years, he was Head of Finance for 5 years, and led the growth of retail investment products, achieving 10 times growth in revenues and achieving profitability. Paul’s experience ranges across start-ups and large corporates both as a consultant and as an employee. He has led many capital raisings and M&A transactions both from within a company and as an adviser, and is experienced in financial planning and management, leading businesses into growth and profit.
After serving in the Army for thirteen years, Richard began his commercial career at Reuters initially running Lipper’s European data operations before moving to the US to take over global product development and delivery. He then moved on to become Chief Operating Office at Citywire where he spent 5 years helping grow a forward thinking and innovative, financial media business. After a brief spell with Times Education as their Digital Director, he moved on to become Operations Director for Centaur Media plc. Initially, he was responsible for the Legal and Financial divisions before taking over the operational leadership for Business Publishing, where he led the re-branding and relaunches of numerous magazines and digital propositions.
In January 2016, Debbie joined the Social Stock Exchange as Director of Partnerships to implement their regionalisation strategy, the aim being to make impact investing accessible to all. She began her career in the public sector and spent a successful 20 year period first in the Home Office and then the Prison Service. In this capacity, she supported many projects in a variety of countries including Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands and Poland. Subsequently, she served as a Director at both Working Link and G4S.